Embrace the jovial spirit of the holidays with this jazz piano trio release that reimagines nine Christmas favorites with an energetic, joyous, and swinging twist.
Annie Booth is a Denver-based jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and educator. Growing up in a musical family in Westminster, CO, she began the piano at a young age and started playing jazz in high school through the renowned non-profit organization, the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts. She went on to study music at the collegiate level, earning a BM in Jazz Studies from the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2011.
Annie Booth has established herself as an active force on the Denver jazz scene both as a bandleader of the Annie Booth Trio and as a busy sidewoman. She performs in legendary trumpeter Greg Gisbert's Quartet, mostly notably on a recent tour of Mexico through theNew York Jazz All-Stars" concert series. Annie is a recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award (2011 and 2017) and was recently awarded the 2017 ASCAP Phoebe Jacobs Prize, an award that recognizes one promising young female jazz composer. She has been named "Best In Denver" from Westword Magazine the jazz genre in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and was featured as part of Jazz 89.3 KUVO's 2015 "30-Under-30" series.
The Denver pianist-composer released her debut album,
Wanderlust, in 2014 on the Dazzle Recordings label - an album that features an artistic program of nine original compositions in both trio and quartet settings. Additoinally, Booth has released Festive! (2016, Annie Booth Trio), an upbeat Christmas album Abundance (2017, Annie Booth Sextet), a live album recorded in December 2015 at Mighty Fine Productions.
In addition to performing, Annie is active in jazz education in Colorado – she is the Program Assistant and a faculty member for the Colorado Conservatory For the Jazz Arts (CCJA, www.jazzarts.org)